Everyone loves chocolate cake, and here are recipes and simple instructions for baking and decorating 20 of the most delicious and decadent versions ever. Despite common misconceptions, working with chocolate can be easy. All that's needed is sound advice and a few easily mastered techniques. Using rich dark chocolate, creamy white, or tantalizing milk chocolate, even beginners can create shaped and layered cakes for any occasion, including birthdays. The instructions are accompanied by a wealth of color photographs showing each step in the cake-making process, along with choosing equipment, making icings and designing edible decorative accents.